Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The 1964 Cream Cheese Brownie Recipe

I can remember having this Cream Cheese Brownie only once, when I was a Cub Scout, and the Den Mother made them. I remembered them as being very good, and I have thought of making them many times since then, and now I have. Not only I, but everyone else who tried them liked them very much. They were just as I remembered, and now you can also try them, and see!

1 pkg (4 ounces) Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate (I used Nestle Cocao)
5 tablespoons butter
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup unsifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Calumet Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Melt chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter over very low heat. Stir. Cool. Cream 2 tablespoons butter with cheese. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming until fluffy. Blend in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.
Beat 2 eggs until light-colored. Slowly beat in remaining 3/4 cup sugar until mixture thickens. Add baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup flour. Blend in chocolate mixture, 1 teaspoon vanilla, nuts and almond extract.
Spread half of the chocolate batter in greased 8 or 9-inch square pan. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Spoon remaining chocolate batter over top. Then zigzag knife through batter to obtain marble effect. Bake in moderate oven (350F) about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool. Cut into 24 squares. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Potatoes and Penne Noodles in White Gravy, Excellent!

I was wondering the other day what to make for dinner, and this is what came of that. I have since looked through the internet for another recipe, and found none. So...did I come up with not only something new, but delicious as well? You be the judge.

Two large potatoes
Roughly 3 cups of Penne noodles
White gravy (instructions below)

Cut potatoes into small chuncks, and boil as normal. Before they are quite done, add Penne noodles, and continue to boil until noodles are soft. The potatoes should also be finished at this point. Remove from stove, and begin the gravy.
White gravy recipe:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2–2 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium low heat.
Add the flour whisking continuously for about 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth and creamy.
Whisk in the cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
Continue cooking while whisking frequently until gravy has thickened to your desired consistency.
Pour over the potatoes, and noodles, and mix. That's it, you're done, Enjoy!
Let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

I was thinking about Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie the other day, and though I hadn't had it for years, so...I thought I would make one.
It's very easy, just pre cut cookie dough, and ice cream (your choice).

1 package of refrigerated precut chocolate chip cookie dough. 1 quart (or so) chocolate chip ice cream, or your favorite flavor.

Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350° for 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Personally, I took the pan out after 15 minutes, and pressed the cookies down into pie crust shape, as they had risen too high. Cool on a wire rack.

Spoon the ice cream into crust. Cover and freezer for 1 hour. Drizzle with chocolate cup syrup, if desired. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Amazing Apple Butter Biscuits!

Not only do these Apple Butter Biscuits taste great, they also smell wonderful while baking! The recipe is very easy, and quick to make...another plus.
You really should try these ASAP...really!

Without further adieu...here is the recipe. APPLE BUTTER BISCUITS
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter
3/4 cup apple butter
1 tablespoon of water
In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in Apple Butter just until moistened. Add water slowly, until you get a dough consistency.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times.

Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a biscuit cutter, or a appropriate size glass, which is what I used. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, serve with honey, or butter, though I used apple butter, and it was amazing!

See how easy that was?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

First Day of Fall Soup


Looking for a way to celebrate the First day of Fall, and feed your family too? 

Try this amazing soup. It's very easy, and quick to make. 

1: Six small potatoes, cooked, and cut into pieces.
2: Twelve cherry tomatoes, sliced (long ways). 
3: One stalk of celery, chopped. 
4: One can of V8 juice. 
Once potatoes are cooked, and cut, place all ingredients into a 1 1/2 quart pot, add the V8 juice, and top off with water. salt and pepper to taste. 
Cook on medium heat until celery is tender, about 20 minutes. Enjoy 🍁

Monday, January 13, 2020

Snowball Cookies. Oldfashioned, and Delicious!

Snowball Cookies, just like your grandmother use to make, and they are surprisingly easy and quick to make, and sure to bring big smiles to many faces!

1 cup Butter,softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
Powdered sugar for rolling.

Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl until creamy. Add vanilla; beat until well mixed.
Add flour and pecans; beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 16-18 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.

Be sure to let me know if you tried these, and how they turned out for you.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Grandmothers Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Grandmothers Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Nothing compares to the baking your grandmother did, and this Cinnamon Streusel Cake is no exception. It's a wonderful cake for a small gathering, or double the recipe for a larger one. It will certainly impress all of your guest.
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
3/4 cups milk
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9" square baking pan. Combine streusel ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl, set aside.
Cream together sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.
Beat in egg. Stir in milk. Sift together dry ingredients, add to mixing bowl. Stir until just combined.
Spread batter in pan, and sprinkle streusel over top.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes, until batter is golden brown and center springs back when touched. Let cool, and serve to your favorite guest!